Make the Change: Get Some Zzzz’s! and the Importance of Sleep!

Welcome back for part three of my top ten health tips series.  Today's topic deals with how critical it is to get adequate rest each night.   Sleep is that often overlooked component in a healthy lifestyle.  A good nights sleep helps you to be more mentally alert and gives you the physical energy to accomplish your daily responsibilities.  Numerous studies show that a lack of sleep negatively impacts insulin sensitivity which is going to cause you to crave (or consume) more sugar.  Sleep optimizes your hormone functioning including natural anabolic hormone levels which play an important part in recovery from exercise.    I don't want to lump us all into the same bucket because some people have trouble going to sleep while others can't … [Read more...]